Splashes The Archives

Monday 16 September, 2013

Malaysian Bungalow Turned into a Modern Residence: the Voila House

Once a traditional Malaysian bungalow, the Voila House is now an uplifting contemporary home, with walls that can be easily disassembled, to get the utmost of the outdoor environment. The project was designed by Fabian Tan Architect in Kuala Lumpur and completed this year. The clients wanted a modern and inspiring home, relaxing and deeply connected to [...]


Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Step Tower / EASTERN Design Office


Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Minimalist Zen-Like Barn With External Cladding in Ottawa, Canada

Designed by the Canadian architects, Christopher Simmonds, the Zen Barn is a contemporary house in Ottawa, Canada. The volumetric house, spreading over 3,100 square meters, features white oak external cladding and floor-to-ceiling windows, creating a warm and transparent home environment. Quite spacious, it accommodates four bedrooms and four bathrooms and of course, a social interaction area, [...]


Tuesday 02 July, 2013

Gorgeous Two-Story Penthouse on the Lower East Side in Manhattan

New York is an inspiration. A state of mind, a vibration, an eccentric and complex city. I am pretty sure that we all have our NY moments: the overwhelming accelerated rhythm, the swarm of people, the streets, the coffee shops, the opportunities – all these things make people say you haven’t fully lived until you [...]


Tuesday 02 July, 2013

Gorgeous Two-Story Penthouse on the Lower East Side in Manhattan

New York is an inspiration. A state of mind, a vibration, an eccentric and complex city. I am pretty sure that we all have our NY moments: the overwhelming accelerated rhythm, the swarm of people, the streets, the coffee shops, the opportunities – all these things make people say you haven’t fully lived until you [...]




Friday 01 March, 2013

Minimalism And Playfulness Defining Residence Made of Shipping Containers

Recycling is one of the major issues nowadays. Especially when it comes to architecture and sustainable design. We’ve seen a lot of creative ways to build a home from stretch using eco-friendly materials or recycled ones, but we’ve never seen a house entirely build of…well, shipping containers. The WFH House in China, designed by Copenhagen-based studio, Arcgency  is made [...]


Friday 08 February, 2013

Braamcamp Freire Secondary School by CVDB Arquitectos

Bold primary colours punctuate this stark concrete extension to a secondary school outside Lisbon by Portugese architect CVDB Arquitectos (+ slideshow)


Sunday 20 January, 2013

Modern Home Design With Splashes of Personality: Dorsey Residence

We got so used to seeing home designs pay tribute to minimalism and functionality, that this particular residence and its splashes of personality surprised us in a pleasant manner. The Dorsey Residence on Bainbridge Island in Washington State was especially envisioned by Coates Design to maximize its footprint through the use of vertical space. Located [...]